BTwin Alur 700 now reduced even further from £750 - £499 @ Decathlon
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BTwin Alur 700 now reduced even further from £750 - £499 @ Decathlon

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Found 1st Jul 2015
The Alur 700 was a great deal at full RRP. It has been on sale at £599 for a few months and has now dropped to £500. Pretty incredible considering the same spec would set you back between £900-1200 on other brands.

A near full 105 (last gen) groupset, alu frame, carbon forks, aero wheelset and lifetime warranty on the frame and forks. It's a great bike - I bought one a few months ago on Cyclescheme. At £500, it's remarkable value.

Decathlon are clearing these out for the newer model which has the 11speed 105 gears. That extra cog will make no difference to most riders.

XS and S sizes only. I'm 5' 7" with a 31" inside leg - the S fits me well.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
1
Frame
Our new BTWIN ALUR frame is born from the Evo Vario concept. Aluminium is an ideal choice for obtaining an excellent propulsion / comfort ratio. The differentiated-thickness tubes considerably reduce the weight and ensure excellent behaviour on all terrain, even very uneven surfaces. It has been designed to be aerodynamic, the cabling is integrated into the frame and the rear brake is positioned under the chainstay. This frame is UCI-approved. Gross weight: 1400 g in size M.
2
Fork/suspension
Our new BTWIN ALUR Evo Vario fork is mounted exclusively on the BTWIN ALUR Evo Vario frame. The combination of carbon and aluminium offers ideal synergy between the BTWIN ALUR Evo Vario frame and fork. We have achieved a filtering effect on very uneven terrain such as cobblestones. Aerodynamic design with brake located as close as possible to the fork. Total (gross) weight: 550 g in size L
3
Drive train
The compact Shimano 105 groupset is sturdy and precise, and the most versatile in the Shimano range. Suitable for all riders. 10 speeds.
4
Brakes
Shimano 105 Direct Mount brakes: their double pivot technology brings precision and power, the centring is still perfect thanks to the DPB technology, and they are made from cast aluminium and covered with powder paint that stands up to frequent washing.
5
Crankset / cassette
the bottom bracket has been developed by the BTWIN engineering department. It uses a press fit 86 standard mount which significantly lowers the whole crank bracket. This makes pedalling more responsive. The 50-tooth large chainring and 34-tooth small one allow you to ride up any slope. The entire crank / chainring weighs 770 grams, a record for a bike of this type. SHIMANO TIAGRA 10-speed 12/28 cassette; 12/13/14/15/17/19/21/23/25/28.
6
Handlebar / stem / steering
Btwin 6061-T6 aluminium, compact handlebar, designed specifically for this bike's size. Its compact shape, commonly used in pelotons these days, allows you to place your hands at the bottom of the handlebar without any discomfort. The handlebar weighs 320 g in size 420 mm. The 6061-T6 aluminium stem is also specifically designed for this bike's size, and weighs 140 g in size 110 mm. The steering uses sealed, long-life bearings, with a diameter of 1"1/8 at the top and 1"1/4 at the bottom.
7
Wheels
The wheels were developed by BTWIN's engineering department. This pair of wheels is designed for use on all terrain, with 20 spokes at the front and 24 at the rear. The rim is 28 mm high with a very versatile profile. The hubs are fitted with long-life cartridge bearings. The wheels weigh only 1790 grams per pair. This wheel is used by the BTWIN U19 RACING team in training and competition.
8
Tyres
Hutchinson Equinox — an excellent tyre for fast-paced training rides. Weighing 290 g, it is equipped with steel beads, bi-material rubber, and a tread that is harder than the sidewalls mounted on a 66TPI body.
9
Saddle / seat post
BTWIN Comp saddle, chosen for its versatility. Weighs 300 grammes. Aluminium head and seat post. Weighs 280 grammes.
10
Pedals
Wide body for more efficient transmission of pedalling power. No-maintenance, sealed cartridge bearings. Its shape allows the cleats to be easily adjusted. Cleat tension adjustment depending on use: hard for powerful riders or soft for beginners. Weight: 230 g per pair, comes with cleats
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Miscellaneous
8.9 kg in size M, without pedals

61 Comments

Wow when did BT start making bikes!?

Hot hot hot

Hot.

As an owner of 2 B'Twin bikes it goes without saying I'm a fan! But for this price it's steal.

is this a good price?

kidrock123

is this a good price?



oO

Spend an extra £1 and you'll earn enough points for a £10 voucher.

I have this bike and its fantastic!

cyclingweekly.co.uk/rev…700

it scored 9/10 when it was priced at £750! An absolute steal at this price snap them up!


I have this bike and at 500 it's an absolute steal. Add in Decathlon service and this is an absolute bargain

Shame its midget sizes only.

Great bike. For this price, gets even better !

cold, no pedals

MaximusRo

cold, no pedals



Pedals Wide body for more efficient transmission of pedalling power. … Pedals Wide body for more efficient transmission of pedalling power. No-maintenance, sealed cartridge bearings. Its shape allows the cleats to be easily adjusted. Cleat tension adjustment depending on use: hard for powerful riders or soft for beginners. Weight: 230 g per pair, comes with cleats

MaximusRo

cold, no pedals



mine came with pedals! also came with front and rear lights!

MaximusRo

cold, no pedals

troll

Great bike, rides very well, good components, great entry/mid-level road bike.

It's an alright deal but aluminium frame and old 105 and not the full groupset, not sure it'd be worth much more than £500 these days, so price seems about right

Great bike for 9/10 people, maybe more. The amount of people you see on bikes way above their capabilities is laughable. Riding a £5k Specialized doesn't make you Mark Cavendish. Hot!

Had one since January completed a couple of sportives and used most weekends-fantastic value at this price

Banned

BSO

Dunno what the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have to do with this deal. Cracking price next model up is twice the price and i'm very happy with it as someone else said, comes with pedals and lights.

Your mum would be a far cheaper bike!

Wonder if they sold any at the original price...

I ordered a large for my Mum, she's 6ft so I hope it fits her.

Not really a fan of aluminum bikes myself, but seeing the specs, this looks like a bargain for her, especially since she rides some crappy isme bike atm.
Edited by: "slannmage" 1st Jul 2015

anlygi

Great bike for 9/10 people, maybe more. The amount of people you see on … Great bike for 9/10 people, maybe more. The amount of people you see on bikes way above their capabilities is laughable. Riding a £5k Specialized doesn't make you Mark Cavendish. Hot!

What absolute dross! Sounds a bit like jealousy to me, if someone wants to spend that kind of money on a bike they can since its their money. Agreed this bike is a deal though.

Would this be a good first road bike??

I'm 5ft 7 so I'm guessing I'm classed as a midget according to mr t osser above! So Id go for small???

Any advice appreciated

I bought this at this price a few months ago, and sent it back after putting it together. Sounds alright on paper but poor quality, was very dissapointed. The crank and pedals were particularly poor. Not worth the money for me.

chrisf74

Would this be a good first road bike?? I'm 5ft 7 so I'm guessing I'm … Would this be a good first road bike?? I'm 5ft 7 so I'm guessing I'm classed as a midget according to mr t osser above! So Id go for small???Any advice appreciated



XS is right on the limit for your size
S is about right but either size would fit you.

cusker

I bought this at this price a few months ago, and sent it back after … I bought this at this price a few months ago, and sent it back after putting it together. Sounds alright on paper but poor quality, was very dissapointed. The crank and pedals were particularly poor. Not worth the money for me.



it was never £499 a few months ago......

This or the Triban 540.

jimx26

This or the Triban 540.



This.

julianoronaldo

What absolute dross! Sounds a bit like jealousy to me, if someone wants … What absolute dross! Sounds a bit like jealousy to me, if someone wants to spend that kind of money on a bike they can since its their money. Agreed this bike is a deal though.


Oh. So now everyone who buys a fast car but isnt Lewis Hamilton is laughed at!?
Utter rubbish.
I have said this multiple times: expensive bikes have very little performance increase for the recreational cyclist. The physics will show that. But that isn't the reason for buying them. Such bikes simply feel better, ride better, make you want to go harder and let you be a part of a certain group of cyclists who have such bikes.
And to be Cavendish you'd have to have a £85

Does anyone know if Decathlon will be restocking the Triban 3 Red? Or are they discontinued?

I'm looking for my first road bike so i can start commuting to work (4-5 mile commute each way)

Original Poster

chrisbass

It's an alright deal but aluminium frame and old 105 and not the full … It's an alright deal but aluminium frame and old 105 and not the full groupset, not sure it'd be worth much more than £500 these days, so price seems about right



Seriously? A Claris or Sora-equipped bike would cost you >£500 on most brands. Even a Tiagra equipped bike would cost you £1000+. A good aluminium frame is great choice for most riders.

Original Poster

chrisf74

Would this be a good first road bike?? I'm 5ft 7 so I'm guessing I'm … Would this be a good first road bike?? I'm 5ft 7 so I'm guessing I'm classed as a midget according to mr t osser above! So Id go for small???Any advice appreciated



I'm the OP. I'm the same height as you and the S fits me well.
This would make a great first bike. It's my 4th roadie and by far my best. You may never outgrow its capabilities, which is money well spent.

Original Poster

cusker

I bought this at this price a few months ago, and sent it back after … I bought this at this price a few months ago, and sent it back after putting it together. Sounds alright on paper but poor quality, was very dissapointed. The crank and pedals were particularly poor. Not worth the money for me.


The pedals aren't great, but at least you get some (and cleats). Disagree on the crank - I found it to be way better than the FSA cranks most other companies use.

wiggle.co.uk/eas…15/
This is similar money but can be seen from the spec, somewhat lower, still good for the money.

I bought my Alur 700 back in January priced at £600, as part of the sales and highly recommend this road. I'm tight with my money so another £100 off is an absolute steal. I believe the size of the bike was M(edium) as I'm just short of 5'10.

I had a few delivery issues with a damaged tyre but Decathlon were absolutely great and fast at replacing parts; I eventually replaced the default tyres (now as spares) with Continental Grand Prix 4000S II. This is my first road bike and rides 50% faster than my hybrid. Another influencing factor for me was the weight, where this bike can be carried with one arm, two arms very comfortably. The seat feels a little hard and the clipless pedals take a little adjusting to, having only fallen off once



Edited by: "ikonanddiva" 2nd Jul 2015

me wants this my size aswell but I just spent £500 building 29r I have the triban 500 would love to upgrade to this was thinking buying when was £599 and £699 for 500 its no brainer if its fits you great bike
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